ALCOA

ALCOA

Alcoa Corporation (a portmanteau of Aluminum Company of America) is an American industrial corporation. Alcoa is a major producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina combined, through its active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry: technology, mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling. It is the world's eighth-largest producer of aluminum. Check Alcoa stock live chart here!

The company has begun its way in 1888, two years after Charles Martin Hall has discovered the process of smelting aluminum from bauxite ore. For the next century, it kept on acquiring other companies, opening new plants, and expanding its area. On November 1, 2016, Alcoa Inc. split into two new entities: Alcoa Corporation, which is engaged in the mining and manufacture of raw aluminum, and Arconic, which processes aluminum and other metals. Just in 2020 Alcoa Corp. has produced 48 million dry metric tons of bauxite. As for now, Alcoa has a market capitalization of over $7,77 billion.

How to buy stocks online with FBS?

You can trade contracts for difference (CFDs) on Alcoa stock. CFDs reflect the ALCOA stock price movement. It allows you to trade in both directions. In other words, you can gain from the price going up as well as from it going down.

You can also use leverage. This means that with only a small amount of money you can control much bigger financial positions. Always remember that leverage allows you to multiply your account. On the downside, you may lose a considerable part of it if the market goes against your trades. Make sure you learned How to choose stocks article!

What drives the ALCOA stock price?

As for the industrial corporation, Alcoa’s earnings depend on bauxite production, alumina production, and primary aluminum production. Alcoa's report of July 15, 2021, showed EPS of $1.49 vs. $1.61 estimates and revenue of $2.8 billion vs. $2.6 billion estimates, which caused a 10% bearish move. Earnings reports offer unique opportunities for traders. Learn how to trade earnings season in order not to miss it.

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For now, ALCOA doesn’t pay any dividends to investors for 5 years already, but if you want to find the companies that do pay, check out our dividend calendar.

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2021-08-19 • Updated

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